ENTRIES are now open for the 13th Beach Health Services Barwon Heads Triathlon, which takes place in March this year.
This great local event, which is now in its fourth year, comprises a 400m swim, 14km cycle and 4.4km run.
Event organiser Lincoln Beckworth said it was the perfect distance to entice all levels of competitors.
“Last year the event attracted around 700 competitors, 200 of those were doing their first ever triathlon, which was awesome,” Mr Beckworth said.
“It’s what the event is all about, having a go, challenging yourself, and having fun.
“We’ve also had top Victorian age group triathletes battling it out over the fast scenic course.”
The 400m swim takes place in the Barwon River, in calm, protected waters, and it is also assisted by an incoming tide, making it a lot easier for those who aren’t confident swimmers.
The 14km cycle leg is out on the scenic 13th Beach road to the windmill and back, while the 4.4km run heads out along the trail path towards Ocean Grove and back.
Mr Beckworth said it was great to have the support from local businesses who sponsored the event, because without their generous contributions the event would not be possible.
This year the event charity partner is Cottage by the Sea, who will be present at the event on the day.
The 13th Beach Health Services Barwon Heads Triathlon is on March 3. For more information, head to barwonheadstri.com.au.